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Change Your Life with Drug Detox Treatments

Change Your Life with Drug Detox Treatments group intervention

Do you suffer from toxic behaviors and dependence on various drugs or alcohol? Life could be hard and drugs are not the way to solve the issues that you are facing. In fact, these drugs and alcohol could worsen the condition of your life. If you want to live a happy and self-made life, you should throw away these destructive habits and become an independent person.

Depression, Substance Abuse, and the ‘Pandemic Effect’

Depression, Substance Abuse, and the ‘Pandemic Effect’ Man struggling with depression and addiction during the pandemic.

According to a study conducted by the Boston University School of Public Health, depression rates among U.S. adults tripled from an average of 8.5% to 27.8% during the early months of 2020 with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic; this number saw a steady increase to 32.8% in 2021, with depression affecting 1 out of […]

Prescription Drug Use & Children

Prescription Drug Use & Children Substance Abuse and its Effects on Children

Substance Abuse Disorder is a medical condition that characteristically impairs the person taking a drug from regulating their use of it. This is oftentimes in the face of very detrimental personal, professional, and health benefits. The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics reports that nearly 12 percent of individuals aged 12 and older surveyed reported having used an illicit substance in the past year.

High-Intensity Drinking vs. Binge Drinking: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options

High-Intensity Drinking vs. Binge Drinking: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options Party goers binge drinking alcohol.

High-intensity drinking is a dangerous emerging trend that comes with serious health consequences for those who engage in the activity. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines this pattern of drinking as consuming alcohol “at levels that are two or more times the gender-specific binge drinking thresholds [1].” This type of drinking […]

Substance Abuse Issues Within the LGBTQ Community

Substance Abuse Issues Within the LGBTQ Community Woman holding a paper rainbow heart.

Substance abuse is a significant problem among members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. From tobacco use, alcohol abuse, and binge drinking to the use of harder drugs like methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and other opioids, many people in the sexual minority struggle with addiction. Statistics have shown that LGBTQ adults are more than twice as […]

What is Addiction Transference and Why Does it Occur?

What is Addiction Transference and Why Does it Occur? Lonely man drinking after addiction transference.

Addiction is the continued use of a substance or behavior despite the potential for personal problems or negative consequences. A person with an addiction may want to stop, yet may struggle with doing so on their own. Addiction transference occurs when an individual exchanges one compulsive behavior for another compulsive behavior, such as when a […]

Alcohol Detox Austin Texas: What To Expect From The Treatment?

Alcohol Detox Austin Texas: What To Expect From The Treatment? Briarwood Detox Center - Patio

Alcoholism is an overlooked health problem that actively impacts all aspects of a person’s life. The long-term use of alcohol compromises physical health, mental health, career, and personal relationships. Long-term alcohol abuse can cause severe health problems like cardiovascular issues, cancer, and neurological problems. Alcoholism is an overlooked health problem that actively impacts all aspects […]

Alcohol-Induced Dementia: Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Memory Loss?

Alcohol-Induced Dementia: Can Alcohol Abuse Cause Memory Loss? brain MRI for alcohol-induced dementia

If someone has regularly abused alcohol for years, they may be more likely to develop dementia. The severity of alcohol-induced dementia can vary from person to person, but learning about the risk factors, causes, and treatment outlook for both dementia and alcohol use disorder can help you understand the importance of getting treatment.

Am I a Functional Alcoholic?

Am I a Functional Alcoholic? functional alcoholic

Someone who is a functional alcoholic may not always show the classic signs that they’re struggling with alcohol use disorder. For example, they might not show up blatantly drunk to family events. Or, they may not be physically or verbally abusive toward loved ones or friends when they drink. They may not even appear to drink as much as they do, making it difficult to even identify whether their drinking is an issue or not.

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